India Wolf's Stepping Up for Art featured in Vogue, Style.com & WWD *
Studio in a School is pleased to present “Stepping Up for Art.” The exhibition, hosted by Gagosian Gallery, was conceived, organized, and curated by India Wolf and will directly benefit Studio in a School’s visual arts programs in New York City’s public schools. Twenty contemporary artists and students from five Studio schools created unique artworks on the canvas Charlotte Olympia “Dolly” platform shoe. We are so grateful to the artists, Charlotte Olympia, the Gagosian Gallery, and India for presenting the amazing exhibition and for helping Studio foster the creative abilities of the city’s youth. Make sure you check out Vogue, Style.com, and Women's Wear Daily.
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt featured on The Today Show, ABC News, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Today, April 1, marks the launch of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a citywide art project that will benefit Studio in a School and Elephant Family. In addition to the more than 260 egg sculptures created by prominent artists, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt commissioned students participating in Studio in a School programs to design 24 additional eggs. View the segments from The Today Show, ABC News, and NBC Nightly News about The Big Egg Hunt.
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt to launch on April 1*
April 1 marks the launch of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a citywide art project that will benefit Studio in a School. In addition to the more than 260 egg sculptures that have been created by prominent artists, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt has commissioned public school students participating in Studio programs to design 24 additional eggs. Read more about the Big Egg Hunt and view recent press coverage.
Fabergé Big Egg Hunt to benefit Studio in a School
New York States of Mind features Studio in a School
Online magazine New York States of Mind recently met with Studio President & CEO Tom Cahill to talk about the organization, its history, and the impact Studio has had on New York City's public school system. Click here to read the article.
The Ship of Tolerance featured in the New York Times
On September 27, at a celebration in Brooklyn Bridge Park, internationally renowned artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov unveiled The Ship of Tolerance in collaboration with Studio in a School. Over 450 students from 18 participating Studio sites contributed artwork to the project and collaborated in their classrooms on ideas of tolerance and design. The Ship of Tolerance was launched as part of this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival. Check out this New York Times article featuring The Ship.
STUDIO's second annual Open Studio week featured in the Brooklyn Rail
Mark di Suvero kicked off the second annual Open Studio week with a visit to the STUDIO program at the Neighborhood School in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Rail was there to cover the event. Read the article here.
Studio in a School featured in the February issue of ARTnews
STUDIO was featured in the February issue of ARTnews. The story illustrates how Founder Agnes Gund's original vision and her partnership with President & CEO Tom Cahill has been central to the organization's growth and success. The article is now available online.
President & CEO Tom Cahill featured in the ***** Brooklyn Rail *
Students in STUDIO programs selected in The Dream @ 50 Art Contest *
STUDIO is pleased to announce that seven students from our Long Term and Residency Programs have been selected as elementary school semi-finalists for The Dream @ 50 Art Contest, a nationwide competition for elementary, middle, and high school students celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. Read more about the contest and view the artwork created by our semi-finalists.
STUDIO's gala featured in the Wall Street Journal, ***WWD, Bloomberg News, and Guest of a Guest *
STUDIO was featured on The Colbert Report on July 31st. Renowned artist Jeff Koons, who will be honored at STUDIO's 35th Anniversary Gala on October 2nd, was Stephen Colbert's guest and they talked about Koons' art, Studio in a School, and the importance of arts education. Watch the interview.
STUDIO Features WABC's Eyewitness News
* WABC's education reporter Art McFarland visited STUDIO's program at PS 196 in the Bronx today. President & CEO Tom Cahill, artist/instructor James Reynolds, and Principal Lizette Rivera were all interviewed. Watch the segment.
****** Channel THIRTEEN Features STUDIO *
Channel THIRTEEN's Metro Focus visited PS 112 in Manhattan as Jeff Koons kicked off Visual Arts Appreciation Week on June 4th. Here's a clip of the segment.
**WNYC Features Visual Arts Appreciation Week *
STUDIO's Visual Arts AppreciationWeek kicked off today, June 4th. Renowned artist, Jeff Koons, visited STUDIO artist/instructor Cathy Ramey and one of her second-grade classes at PS 112 in Manhattan. Click the audio player below to listen to the segment. You can also read the story here.
***** STUDIO's Visual Arts Appreciation Week ********* Featured in The New York Times *
STUDIO's Visual Arts Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration for arts education, is about to kick-off and The New York Times has all of the details. Read about the events.
STUDIO Founder Agnes Gund on The Leonard Lopate Show *
On April 30th, STUDIO Founder Agnes Gund was interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show. Ms. Gund talked about Studio in a School, its history, and the importance of introducing children to the arts at an early age. Listen to the interview here.
NBC New York Features STUDIO
* NBC New York recently featured STUDIO and the Art & Healthy Living program. Click here to watch the interview with STUDIO's President & CEO, Tom Cahill.
STUDIO's Littlest Learners featured in DNA Info
* The Littlest Learners exhibition, on view in STUDIO's gallery at 1 East 53rd Street through April 15, is featured in DNA Info. Click here to read the story and to view images from the opening reception.
Art & Healthy Living in The New York Times' Schoolbook
* STUDIO's Art & Healthy Living program is featured in The New York Times' Schoolbook. Make sure to stop by our gallery, located at 1 East 53rd Street, to see the Art & Healthy Living exhibition, on view until March 14. Click here to read the story.
Art Improves Learning
* A study conducted by national research and evaluation firm Metis Associates has found that 4th grade students working in STUDIO’s project Framing Student Success: Connecting Rigorous Visual Arts, Math and Literacy Learning show greater academic improvement than students in comparable Title I schools without a STUDIO artist. Differences were at a statistically significant level and greater in Mathematics than English Language Arts. Click here for more information on this federally-funded AEMDD program
STUDIO EVENTS *
Studio celebrates young artists at Art & Healthy Living opening *
On April 29, students, families, teachers, principals, artists, and community members joined Studio in a School in its 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate the opening reception of the Art & Healthy Living exhibition. The artwork - over 100 pieces made by students at 34 public schools in all five boroughs - showcased vibrant fruits and vegetables, a healthy lifestyle, and the young artists' explorations of materials and concepts. An array of fresh apples, carrots, and other healthy snacks for all to enjoy mirrored the colors and shapes in the students' work. View images from the event.
Studio celebrates young painters at Fresh Paint opening reception
While viewing the paintings included in Fresh Paint it is difficult to believe this work was created by artists as young as 3 years old, and no older than 18. These young painters had the opportunity to explore many painting techniques and media, and the students refined their artistic skills to express their visions of what they know and see in the world. The subjects explored in each painting class – animals, landscapes, cityscapes, still lives, and even the artists themselves – were carefully chosen to ignite the children’s imaginations. View images from the event.
Opening reception for Animal Kingdom*
Young artists and their proud families filled Studio's Gallery at 1 East 53rd Street on December 3rd for the opening reception of Animal Kingdom. From the pets homes to the the elephants and polar bears in our zoos, animals are prominent and important sources of inspiration in children’s lives and the subject for many of their works of art. View images from the opening reception.
Young artists celebrate Scenic Views in Studio in a School's gallery
Young artists recently celebrated nature in an exhibition entitled Scenic Views, currently on display in Studio's gallery. Thirty-eight colorful landscapes, collages and detailed studies of leaves, insects, birds, snow storms, trees in winter, seascapes and desert scenes were created by artists from Pre-K through 8th grade. Read more and view images from the opening reception.
STUDIO's Portraits: My City, Myself exhibition opens at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery
On June 7, more than 100 young artists brought their families and friends to celebrate the opening reception for Portraits: My City, Myself. The exhibition features over 140 works of art and will remain on view until August 3. Read more and view images from the event.
Julie Mehretu visits a class of third graders at PS 139 in Brooklyn
The third graders in the Studio in a School program at PS 139 in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn were bursting with questions for their famous visiting artist, Julie Mehretu. The students had seen slides of some of Mehretu’s dazzlingly intricate and monumental paintings that have been celebrated around the world, and when she arrived in their classroom they were eager to know everything. Read more, view images, and watch a video from the visit.
Mark di Suvero kicks off STUDIO's second annual Open Studio week *
Acclaimed sculptor Mark di Suvero usually works in a very different medium - steel - but he clearly relished his opportunity to be teacher for a day in any medium. Variously described as "America’s Great Man of Steel” and a “steel whisperer” for his lyrical and monumental steel creations, di Suvero came to the Neighborhood School on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to participate in Studio in a School’s second annual Open Studio week. Read more, view images, and watch a video from Mark di Suvero's visit.
Opening reception for Citywide/Cityscapes *
On April 8, more than 40 students attending 18 different New York City public schools from all five boroughs were joined by friends and family as their artworks were unveiled at STUDIO's gallery. The artworks are explorations of the city we call home and journeys of discovery in paint, cut paper, ink, and pastel. View images.
An Artfully Nutritious Evening *
On March 14th, students, families, teachers, principals, and artists joined STUDIO in its 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate the opening reception of the Art & Healthy Living exhibition. The artwork showcased a beautiful bounty of vibrant fruits and vegetables, a healthy lifestyle, and of course, the young artists’ talents. View images from the event.
Opening Reception We Have A Dream *
Young artists and their proud families filled STUDIO's Gallery at 1 East 53rd Street on February 25th for the opening reception of 'We Have A Dream' . This exhibition features artwork inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963. View images
STUDIO's 35th Anniversary Student Celebration *
On October 3rd, almost 300 students from several public schools celebrated STUDIO's 35th Anniversary in a tent on the Seagram Building Plaza. All students had the opportunity to both enjoy the artwork on view, created by pre-k through high school students participating in a STUDIO program, and respond to the work as well as the historical surroundings by making their own unique pieces. View images.
High school students on view at the David Zwirner Gallery *
Sponsored by Word Above the Street in collaboration with Studio in a School, WATER! The Water Tank Project NYC Art Exhibition features select works by public high school students from each of New York City’s five boroughs who participated in the Spring 2012 Art Competition for The Water Tank Project. Curated by Neville Wakefield, Bettina Bryant and Mary Jordan, the exhibition will remain on view at the David Zwirner Gallery until October 6. Learn more about the exhibition at the end of this NY1 segment.
Artist Fred Wilson Visits Fifth-Graders at PS 46 *
Fred Wilson at PS 46 in Manhattan
When artist Fred Wilson visited PS 46 today as part of STUDIO's Visual Arts Appreciation Week, Principal George Young proudly showed him the art that fills his school's lobby and hallways -- a large mural, "Harlem of Mine," stained glass panels and pastel self portraits, all created by students in Studio's visual arts program over the past 13 years. He told Wilson about Willie Mays' visit to the school a few years ago to receive an honor from the New York Giants (the school is located on the former home field of the Giants) and Mays had asked, "How do you get this kind of art out of kids?"
Read more, view images, and watch a video ************* ******* ****** of Fred's visit here.
***** Claudia DeMonte Visits PS 139 in Brooklyn *
Claudia DeMonte at PS 139
The fourth graders at PS 139 in Brooklyn were hooked from the moment the visual artist Claudia DeMonte walked in the door of their classroom this morning. The tall, dynamic woman with the long ponytail shared her life story while showing slides of her magical art. "All my art comes from my own story," she said as a bronze sculpture of a woman draped in pocket books popped on the screen.
Read more, view images, and watch a video of Claudia's visit here.
Jeff Koons Kicks Off Visual Arts Appreciation Week
* STUDIO's Visual Arts AppreciationWeek kicked off today, June 4th. Renowned artist, Jeff Koons, visited STUDIO artist/instructor Cathy Ramey and one of her second-grade classes at PS 112 in Manhattan. Watch a video, view images, and read more about the event here.
Ursula Von Rydingsvard Visits Students at PS 75 *
Ursula Von Rydingsvard at PS 75
"I know a little about you," the striking woman with spiky hair and dressed in black told the group of third graders as she walked into their art classroom today at Manhattan's PS 75. "I saw your art work." Her voice was low and dramatic, almost reverential. Ursula von Rydingsvard had come to school to talk about art -- about her intricate and monumental sculptures -- but first she wanted to talk about the art that these children were making with Studio in a School's teaching artist Kelly Martin. Von Rydingsvard was taking part in STUDIO's Visual Arts Appreciation Week, the start of STUDIO's 35th Anniversary celebrations -- along with Jeff Koons, Claudia DeMonte and Fred Wilson, who visited other STUDIO programs in New York City this week. Read more here.
* STUDIO's Littlest Learners, Pre-K through 2nd grade, and their families filled our gallery at 1 East 53rd Street on March 20th to celebrate the young artists on view. Make sure you stop by to view the exhibition before it closes on April 15th. Click here to view image from the opening reception.
Art & Healthy Living
* STUDIO's Gallery at 1 East 53rd Street on February 28th to celebrate the opening of Art & Healthy Living. This exhibition, on view until March 14th, presents artwork created in STUDIO's Art & Healthy Living program. Click here to view images from the event.